Cristi Puiu is a multi-award winning director, writer and producer. In 2001, he made his first feature film, Stuff and Dough, a road movie shot with a hand-held camera in a near documentary style. He won the Golden Bear for Best short film at the Berlinale (2004) for Cigarettes and Coffee. His second feature, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, won Un Certain Regard in Cannes (2005) as well as several other awards. His latest feature, Sieranevada, premiered at Cannes in 2016 and is Romanias submission for the 2017 Oscar for Foreign Film. He was president of international juries and has served in the Astra Film Festival jury since 2006.